Selecting data in SQL videos | SQL Queries Part 3 - Using Criteria in Queries

Posted by Andrew Gould on 30 April 2012

Learn how to add criteria to queries in Microsoft SQL Server. This video teaches you how to use the WHERE clause to affect the number of records returned by a query, including how to add criteria to columns containing numbers, text and dates.

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Making a  video bigger

You can increase the size of your video to make it fill the screen like this:

View full screen

Play your video (the icons shown won't appear until you do), then click on the full screen icon which appears as shown at its bottom right-hand corner.


When you've finished viewing a video in full screen mode, just press the Esc key to return to normal view.

Improving the quality of a video

To improve the quality of a video, first click on the Settings icon:

Settings icon

Make sure you're playing your video so that the icons shown appear, then click on this gear icon at the bottom right-hand corner.


Choose to change the video quality:

Video quality

Click on Quality as shown to bring up the submenu.


The higher the number you choose, the better will be your video quality (but the slower the connection speed):

Connection speed

Don't choose the HD option unless you have a fast enough connection speed to support it!


Is your Wise Owl speaking too slowly (or too quickly)?  You can also use the Settings menu above to change your playback speed.

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09 Oct 17 at 19:13

In your data, you have listed Star Wars Episode IV twice, instead of Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

09 Oct 17 at 19:39

Indeed! It's a typo, we have a new version of the Movies database which corrects this. Well spotted!

29 Nov 17 at 18:17

Is the updated Movie database accessible to download somewhere in an mdf format? I have a school project I need a sample database to do queries with. Thanks

Andrew G  
04 Dec 17 at 07:46

Hi, you can download a script to create it from this page. The video contains instructions on how to use the file to create the database.

I hope that helps!